Your 2017 Annual Meeting materials are here!

Jan. 27, 2017

Dear Fellow Members of Christ the King,

We are writing to officially invite you to attend part one of Christ the King’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 5. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., that is, between the two worship services.

The three main items of business for this meeting are:
  1. Election of At-Large Council Members and Council Officers; the election of the Nominating Committee and the election of one additional Audit Committee member.
  2. Approval of the proposed by-law changes, as well as the second approval vote for the amended constitution (the first approval vote was held on Sunday, Jan. 15).
  3. Adoption of our 2017 Budget for Ministry.

To prepare for this meeting, materials—including the annual report, 2016 financial statements, candidate information, and proposed changes to the by-laws and constitution—are now available below and at lifeatctk.org/annualmeeting. (Print copies of these materials will be available for pick up at CtK starting Sunday, Jan. 29.)

It is vitally important that all voting members of CtK be present and informed for this meeting, and on behalf of CtK’s leadership, we encourage you to make every effort to do so.

We also want to make you aware of the current status of our budget reconciling process. Despite a good deal of last minute hard work by Staff, the Finance Committee, and Council to reconcile our proposed expenditures with our projected revenues (which, as you know, come primarily from our weekly offerings), the proposed Budget for Ministry that will be presented on Feb. 5 still carries a projected shortfall of about $24,000. This is after reducing our annual commitment to the Saint Paul Area Synod by $20,000.

The leadership of CtK is determined to balance income and expenses in our ministry fund. The past few years, we have been spending more than our regular offerings took in and as a result we have had to make use of available restricted funds. In order to better balance income and expenditures this year, we need to go just a few steps further. Therefore, as a fellow member of this congregation, we invite you to prayerfully consider whether you may be able to increase your pledge for 2017 or make a special one-time gift to help us close this gap. If enough of us increase our pledges, we can meet the $24,000 target. If we are able to exceed this target, we can begin to put back into the budget certain ministry items we’ve had to cut, including our synodical mission support.

In addition to the meeting on Feb. 5, we invite you to attend a special forum hosted by the Council this Sunday, Jan. 29 at 9:30 a.m., which will present a much more detailed discussion of the proposed Budget for Ministry.

Thank you all for your continued generosity and support of CtK and the ministries we share,

Kristen Goligowski, Council President | Mark Chace, Council President-Elect

Download your Annual Meeting materials
Prior to the meeting, please take some time to peruse the following materials as we prepare elect leaders, approve changes to the constitution, and adopt the 2017 budget. Print copies of the annual report will be available at the Budget Forum this Sunday and the Annual Meeting on Feb. 5.

Includes: Narrative Budget, Proposed 2017 Budget for Ministry
Print copies will be available at the Budget Forums and Annual Meeting.

Includes: Photo and biographical information for all candidates up for election.
*Online only. Limited print copies available at CtK.

Includes: Statements of Assets, Revenue, Expenses, Cash Flows, and additional detail on the 2017 Budget for Ministry.
*Online only. Limited print copies available at CtK.

Includes: Updated copies of the Constitution and By-Laws and lists of proposed changes for each.
*Online only. Limited print copies available at CtK.

Curious about the proposed budget for ministry?
The Council invites you to come with your questions to the Budget Forum:

2017 Budget Forum
Sunday, Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m.

Members of Council will be in the Library to talk through the proposed budget and answer any questions you may have about our upcoming Annual Meeting on Sunday, Feb. 5.